Topgolfgears Morning 9: Quiet on the first tee? | Ryder Cup highlights | Tony Ro-no
1. Sitting Mickelson
Live updates are outside the scope of this newsletter, but as highly perishable as the news may be, but looking ahead to the rest of the week, Rory McIlroy is playing exceedingly poor golf. Jordan Spieth is playing superbly, as is Paul Casey. The rest of the combatants are availing themselves as expected, Fleetwood/Molinari, perhaps a bit better, as Tommy’s two late birdies salvaged a point in the morning session for the Euros.
If you’re in the mood for highlights from the 3-1 U.S. victory in the morning four-ball session, .
3. All quiet on the first tee?
Potentially worthless information, but interesting, given the literal build up of the area around the first tee (which holds 7,000 fans), and the figurative ratcheting of excitement. Subjectively, the crowd seems more subdued than expected, but that will assuredly change.
4. More tales of first tee nerves
ESPN’s Tom Hamilton with a roundup of player remarks on the difficulty of the opening tee shot at the Ryder Cup.
5. A course fit for a king
Entertaining stuff from John Leicester at the AP looking at the history of Le Golf National.
6. Further commentary on the Tiger Effect
A few morsels from an AP Report…”The immediate beneficiary is the NBC Sports Group, which has this weekend’s Ryder Cup on Golf Channel and NBC. It also had last weekend’s Tour Championship and saw a ratings increase of 178 percent. Sunday’s final round had a 4.45 Nielsen rating. The round also had 18.4 million minutes streamed across NBC’s digital platforms according to the network.”
7. U.S. Mid-Am
Meanwhile, at the Mid-Am…sorry, Boner.
Tony Romo, as you know, advanced through Web.com pre-qualifying. Now, he’s having a tougher time in the real deal.
Best of luck with the subtle work!
9. A message from the GOAT
Staying with the quarterback theme, Tom Brady posted the below to Instagram.